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Study: Twitter helps boost EMS response

Experts: social media could help emergencies to be handled in a "quicker, more co-ordinated, effective way"

Nursing Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and Twitter are helping to improve and speed up responses to natural disasters and health emergencies by involving members of the public, it has been claimed.

Social media allowed an "unprecedented" two-way exchange of information between the public and those given the task of preparing for and responding to major events such as earthquakes, floods and infection pandemics, said researchers.

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